Gift of the Members of the Committee of the Bertha King Benkard Memorial Fund, 1946
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 725
The square-back sofa with a relief-carved crest tablet and downswept arms is a type distinctive to New York City in the first decade of the nineteenth century. These sofas are often attributed to the cabinet-making partnership of Slover and Taylor, located at 94 Broad Street from 1802 through 1804, due to the existence of a labeled square-backed chair with a similar crest tablet.
Mrs. Harry Horton (Bertha King) Benkard, Oyster Bay, New York, until died 1945; [Members of the Committee of the Bertha King Benkard Memorial Fund, Wilmington, Delaware, 1945–1946]